Points Club was first announced in a raft of changes announced by Qantas Frequent Flyer earlier this year. Aimed at those that earned a large number of points “on the ground” it was set to unlock a range of Qantas benefits.
Initially, the new Points Club was set to launch in late 2019. Qantas has recently updated their website to state that it will be coming in 2020.
Qantas Points Club levels
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of detail about Points Club. But we do know a couple of things. Firstly, we know that it will launch in 2020.
Secondly, we know that it will be a two-tier system:
- Points Club: For those that earn 150,000 Qantas Points per year, primarily on the ground.
- Points Club Plus: A step up, however, Qantas have not disclosed just how many more points you will need to gain this level
What will it get you?
In return for earning those points, Qantas is promising flight and travel benefits. Some of the examples Qantas cited are lounge access and bonus status credits. On top of that, they will offer member-exclusive offers and discounts across Qantas Frequent Flyer and partners.
Who is it for?
It is mainly aimed at those that generate a lot of points on the ground, but don’t do a lot of flying. Examples of such people might include small business people that can generate a lot of points through credit card spend.
Given the businesses that award points, such as banks, buy their points from Qantas, these people can provide Qantas with a significant revenue stream. As such, it seems reasonable for Qantas to offer some additional benefits to these members.
We will have to wait to see the full details of what Qantas has in mind with this new part of the program. It’s a status level – but a different kind of status.